T-Mobile G2 vs Samsung Epic 4G

There are always phones that have similarities and we always try to find out which one is better. That’s why we decided to compare T-Mobile G2 and Samsung Epic 4G.

So, let’s start!


First of all, the dimension and the weight – G2 measures 119.4x61x15.2 mm and weighs 184.3 g, while Epic 4G measures 124x65x14 mm and weighs 155 g.

G2 is equipped with a TFT capacitive touch screen with 16M colors, while Epic 4G has Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16M colors. As for screen pixel, both phones offer the same resolution of 480×800 pixels. But, Epic 4G has a bit larger screen with 4.0 inches size, while G2 gives you only 3.7 inches.
There can not be any doubts here, Super Amoled is much better than the traditional TFT screen.

As for the camera both the devices feature a 5 MP camera with 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus and LED flash. But Epic 4G offers such features as geo-tagging touch-focus, face and smile detection. Either G2 or Epic 4G capture videos in 720p at 30fps.

Samsung Epic 4G is a CDMA phone that arrives at CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, while T-Mobile G2 is a GSM phone with 3G network, HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA at 2Mbps. Which phone runs a better speed? We see the G2 phone is a bit faster. Other than that technology, both phones offer the same Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, and microUSB v2.0.

Epic 4G is an old phone and runs on an outdated OS Android 2.1, while G2 runs on Android 2.2

Samsung Epic 4G has higher processor clock speed with ARM CortexA8 1GHz processor, while G2 gives you Qualcomm MSM 7230 800 MHz processor. But G2′s processor is a newer generation processor with a smaller chip and conbined with the new GPU. The performance is better than Epic 4G’s processor.

T-Mobile G2 is equipped with 4 GB and 512 MB RAM as to internal memory and 32 GB additional memory through microSD and 8 GBcard included, while Epic 4G has 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM and 32 GB external memory only.

T-Mobile G2 offers you 430 hours of standby time and 6 hours and 40 minutes of talk time, while Epic 4G hasn’t confirmed yet how long the phone will survive for everyday use.

After this short comparison we decided that G2 is better and if you want to know more read the full T-Mobile G2 review.

  • Mfposgbcs

    this comparison is completely biased,,, The epic 4g is waaaaayyy better than the g2

  • So I figured I’d comment to see if this helps anyone out there. I had the Epic for 3 weeks before I decided to return it for the G2. They both have their goods and bads but this is the reason that made me turn to the G2. By the way I am a software engineer who travels a lot for fun so keep that in mind while reading.

    EPIC Goods
    Awesome Camera quality and features
    great screen, almost kept me from switching to the G2
    Good network (sprint)
    Outstanding Keyboard, large and comfortable

    EPIC Bads
    Horrible battery life, I had to at least charge it twice a day with minimal use, I tried everything (trust me)
    CDMA network (this is a sprint problem acutally), you can’t use this phone in Europe at all, actually most of the world that is (except for Japan, Canada and Mexico).
    Slow speed, I know it has a 1Ghz processor but its first generation type, look at benchmarks against the second generation chips (even the 800mhz G2 kicks it’s butt).

    G2 Goods
    Awesome battery life, actually lasts me the entire day, sometimes more with high use!
    Fast, just plain fast!
    Easier to find accessories for, it is just more common than the EPIC online
    Fast network speeds (even faster than sprint’s 4G when tested side by side in a zone where both get 4G)
    Smaller to carry
    Cheaper plan (you don’t pay the extra 10 bucks a month for 4g, however this was not a deciding factor for me at all).
    GSM phones work almost all over the world (except for Japan)
    T-Mobile gives you the unlock code! This allows you to use a sim card in other countries and use the phone as a local phone! They do this even when you are still new to T-Mobile!
    Better call quality, very noticible.
    HTC is far more reliable than Samsung (support wise), look how long it’s taking the Epic to get Froyo! Gingerbread is almost out and the Epic hasn’t even received the Froyo update!

    G2 Bads
    Camara is horrible only when comapred to the Epic’s
    Screen is just OK (also only when compared to the Epic) still above par compared to the rest
    Keyboard is not as large or easy to use as the Epic’s

    In my personal opinion, the G2 is a far better choice although th Epic looks fancier at first sight due to it’s awesome 4″ screen. But don’t let that fool you.